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  • This week: Your calendar of events around Colorado Springs

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Colorado Springs City Council will discuss a proposed regional stormwater authority at its work session meeting at 1 p.m. Monday in City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The proposed intergovernmental agreement says a regional authority would be among the city, Manitou Springs, Fountain,...

  • Half of Colorado voters back Hobby Lobby ruling

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    DENVER — A new poll says half of Colorado voters support the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling allowing some religiously oriented business to opt out of contraception coverage for their employees. The Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-ih-pee-ak) University poll released Monday found that 50...

  • Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, Sarah Palin top Western Conservative Summit straw poll for '16

    Denver Post
    Updated: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    DENVER — Former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin energized the crowed at a conservative summit with talk of impeaching President Barack Obama. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1jOz7fs ) Palin spoke for 35 minutes Saturday at the 2014 Western...

  • Group gathers at Bijou overpass on I-25 to protest immigration, politicians

    by stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Layne Dawn Washington is frustrated. Standing on the sidewalk of Bijou St. over Interstate-25, she is surrounded by fellow protestors clutching signs and American flags and waving at honking cars driving by. Washington is an organizer for the Overpasses for America Colorado...

  • Palin, Cruz, DeMint headline Denver summit

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    DENVER — Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz and former Sen. Jim DeMint are headlining a gathering of some 2,500 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The summit at the Hyatt Regency and Colorado Convention Center culminates Sunday with a straw poll to gauge attendees' early choices...

  • State's top court halts Denver gay marriages

    By Jordan Steffen The Denver Post -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court on Friday ordered Denver to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but stopped short of blocking other clerks already issuing the licenses. Denver immediately stopped issuing licenses, but clerks in Boulder and Pueblo said they would...

  • Unlike others in Colorado, El Paso County not planning to house immigrant children

    By Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette
    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    Unlike elsewhere in the state, El Paso County officials have no plans to start housing unaccompanied minors from the Mexican border, a county spokeswoman said Friday. A shelter for those children is being considered by Denver Human Services, which might repurpose a 54-bed...

  • Denver considers housing immigrant children

    Associated Press
    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    DENVER — Denver officials say they're considering offering to take care of some of the immigrant children who have overwhelmed border facilities in recent months. Denver Department of Human Services spokeswoman Ana Mostaccero told The Associated Press on Friday that the department...

  • Undocumented immigrants line up to get new Colorado driver's licenses, ID cards

    by LISA WALTON lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The chance to drive legally and obtain a driving permit or identification card has undocumented immigrants lining up around the state. The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act, signed into law in June 2013, goes into effect Aug. 1. It allows residents who cannot demonstrate lawful...

  • Proposed Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs gets a boost from new agreement with USOC

    by rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Supporters of a proposed downtown U.S. Olympic Museum have signed a 30-year agreement with the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Olympic Committee that will allow the venue to showcase Olympic artifacts and displays, the two organizations announced Thursday. The agreement is crucial because...

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